Natalia Mann is known for her creative and contemporary style of harp playing. She works internationally as performer, composer, collaborator and recording artist in a diversity of genres.
Thursday 04, February 2016
The Golden Bulls Head Lyre is from the ancient Sumerian city of Ur located in present-day Iraq. NZ man John Knotts' lifelong dream was to create a replica of this sacred instrument. Working in collaboration with amazing artist Sundus Abdul Hadi (Montreal/Iraq) and performing together with taonga puoro player Jo’el Komene (Tauranga, NZ), we premiered the Golden Bull Lyre for this very special project, put on by the Incubator artspace.
Monday 01, August 2016
This installation honours mothers and babies who had miscarriage or abortions - and the dads and families too. This wall is a healing wall. If you had a tiny early born child, I invite you to take a pen and write your child's name or memory on one of the flowers. Each photograph is slightly different. It will be up in ART studio for the month of August. Mother Talent Wall, August 2016. Opening & performance night Wednesday August 17 with additional performances by Victor Steffensen and Julia Fujita.
Tuesday 20, October 2015
Street and concert play side by side in this urban cantata featuring young artists from around Melbourne. Stories of refuge and migration seen through the hearts of young artists from so many countries and raw realities.
Tuesday 23, September 2014
Co-writing with NZ electronic producer Paddy Free was a highlight of this exciting engagement. World of Wearable Art is a legendary NZ international fashion show and awards event, now held in my hometown Wellington. Performing live and surrounded by amazing dancers and Paddy's awesome sounds; in the picture you can see the winning fashion creation.
Saturday 26, July 2014
At the Sydney World Harp Congress 2015, I was pleased to present Pacific music with my beautiful Samoan sisters in Suga & Aniva; it is always a special meeting. Big respect to director Alice Giles and the harp community for all their hard work bringing it together. Lovely to meet and hear so many wonderful harpists. In this picture you can see us all sitting down, the last piece of our evening jazz concert, and I'm playing my harp sideways inspired by Joris Beets' electric harp. Thanks to Creative New Zealand Pasifika Arts for supporting the journey.